It is the case that once a bot has found you, it will create its own cache until it does an update. This might take a while - I thought Google would be in the order of 24 hours, but it is actually quite a bit longer.
In the interim - you might want to hide bits of your profile that you consider to be private - and when the bots have gone through again and discovered your new security settings then you can put them up again. Perhaps you can copy and paste the info that you want to keep into a word doc so that you don't have to write it again from scratch.
Also- if you shuffle some of the content about - upload a new photo or two then that might encourage a bot to search it again faster! (Just an idea - I have no idea if that would work or not! Can someone eith some tech knowledge confirm this?)
Feel free to contact me if you have trouble. Cheers, Megan
Hi, I was wondering about setting up discussion groups..are there any guidelines around this, can anyone do it. I was thinking of an interesting topic to discuss and couldnt see a group it particularly fitted to...how does it work? thanku :)
You're very welcome to set up a discussion group... in fact we totally encourage it!
We don't have any rules for this, so long as it's in the spirit of the general ground rules.
All the groups have been set up by different individuals. Some have found lots of interest, while others are a bit dormant. Feel free to set one up, have a play and see how much interest it gets. Alternatively, you can set up a discussion in the forum if it's just a conversation you're wanting to have (and not a group for ongoing discussions / actions).
Is 'Content Awaiting Approval - 1 Group Invite(Intersect Crew)'
the crew's way of saying -'we will not be intimidated by people trying to force their way onto the crew and feel prepared to repel any emerging factions seeded by this outrage' ?
I am new to the area and am looking for some work in sustainability. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone knows of any good avenues to get myself out there. I am on a one year working exchange and looking for some possible contract work. I am currently stationed in Auckland but am able and willing to work anywhere in New Zealand. Does anyone know of any companies or oraganizations that may be worth checking out?
Hi John. Welcome to Aotearoa! As a starter, you can pop a notice up in the Job Board forum. You may also want to contact some of the Auckland Intersectors - such as Carl or Jasmine.
You may find it easier to get contract work in Auckland than Wellington at the moment - as central government is dominant here but currently tightening up on spending. Given your interests in renewable energy, you may also want to check out options through the Sustainable Energy Forum.
My name is Robbie; I am passionate about trying to create a more sustainable society. And I am new to Intersect.
I intend to ask my employer, CPG Engineering, for a 4 day working week; I will dedicate my 5th day to organising 350 action and building the SOSEnviroschools campaign. I think of it as "a day off FOR work": I won't be at work but I will be working hard elsewhere.
I believe that if we, as citizens, are asking our government to change their approach--to act contrary to business-as-usual, to think outside of the country-versus-country political manoeuvering, to commit to 40% by 2020 (even if it hurts their wallet!)--then it is only fair to expect the same of ourselves. I intend to make my own commitment: to dedicate a weekday each week to the 40% reduction cause. 350 is an obvious place for me to go, and I believe that the SOSEnviroschools campaign is all part of the same movement towards a more sustainable planet.
So why am I writing to you, the Intersect trustees? I am hoping to find other people who would like to join me and do the same during their own working week. And I would like to ask you if you might help me to find these people. It is my hope that I get 2 or 3 others. With a group of us, we could create a small amount of media attention around our commitment towards the 350 campaign and sustainability in general. It is my hope that our respective companies will support us if we are generous in our name-dropping during media coverage and show professionalism in our strategy. I have been in contact with HB Media (publishers of the Good magazine), they showed a genuine interest in covering our efforts (no doubt it will need to be a win-win situation for them too :-) ). I am sure we could get more interest.
So, do you have any ideas where i can find people who might be interested? Is it ok if I put this request out to all Intersect members on this site? Might you be interested in joining with me?
Thank you for your time and your efforts in running Intersect. I look forward to getting more involved in this fine group.
Great to hear from you, and even better to hear about your passionate commitment to creating lots of good change! You'll find many people on this network who share your passion and professionalism. For example, Megan started a 'Good Fridays' in her workplace several years ago to devote one day a week to good causes - though Megan is very generous and normally spend more than 1 day on good projects. In my previous job I also chose to do paid work 4 days a week and invest 1 day per week on good projects (like Intersect). I've been working 2+days per week unpaid on climate change-related work since going freelance in March. A handful of people I know who often invest 8+ hours per week on climate-change related stuff include Aaron, Carl, Joshua,Lindsay, Georgi, Charlie, Lauren. All the Intersect Trustees have created this network just for the love of it too.
There are many more people on this network - including lots of people in the 350 group - who are committing lots of their energy into positive action on climate change too. The best way to meet them is to get involved in activities and events - eg. keep an eye out for Intersect Conversation Cafes on the first Tuesday of every month (Auckland is at Suite Bar at 530pm, Wellington is currently on hold for another month while we regroup). There are also regular gatherings of the 350 crew, such as the meeting today.
If you want to generate media attention with any of these people... you can ask them directly if they're OK with it (maybe a case study on the hard-working 350 Volunteers Crew in general would be a good way to go). Or you can pop up a conversation in the forum and see who nibbles. Another way is to just join the 350 group and post a question there to see if anyone is interested. Many people may not seek media attention though (as the people I know aren't doing this work for any glory)... but some people are happy to be in the spotlight if they're convinced it is all for a good cause.
I hope that helps - keep up the great (paid and unpaid) work and I hope to meet you soon!
All the best